District of Columbia

All statistics are based on parent or caregiver reports.

Health Status
Indicator Explanation: Percent of children National % State %
Child Health Status in excellent or very good health 84.2 81.4
Oral Health Status with excellent or very good oral health 71.3 72.6
Breastfeeding aged 0-5 who were ever breastfed 79.2 80.1
Risk of Developmental or Behavioral Problems aged 4 months to 5 years determined to be at moderate or high risk based on parents’ specific concerns 26.2 29.4
Overweight and Obesity aged 10-17 who were overweight or obese 31.3 35.0
Missed School Days aged 6-17 who missed 11 or more days of school in the previous year 6.2 5.4
Health Care
Indicator Explanation: Percent of children National % State %
Current Health Insurance insured at the time of the interview 94.5 98.7
Insurance Coverage Continuity lacking continuous insurance coverage in previous year 11.3 5.8
Preventive Medical Care with a preventive medical visit in the previous year 84.4 89.8
Preventive Dental Care with a preventive dental visit in the previous year 77.2 82.3
Developmental Screening aged 10 months to 5 years who received a standardized screening for developmental or behavioral problems 30.8 21.4
Mental Health Care aged 2-17 with problems requiring counseling who received mental health care 61.0 58.9
Medical Home who received care within a medical home 54.4 50.3
School and Activities
Indicator Explanation: Percent of children National % State %
School Engagement aged 6-17 who are usually or always engaged in school 80.4 73.6
Repeating a Grade aged 6-17 who have repeated at least one grade 9.1 15.6
Activities Outside of School aged 6-17 who participate in activities outside of school 80.8 82.9
Screen Time aged 1-5 who watched more than one hour of TV or video during a weekday 49.2 32.3
Child's Family
Indicator Explanation: Percent of children National % State %
Reading to Young Children aged 0-5 whose families read to them every day 47.9 55.5
Singing and Telling Stories to Young Children aged 0-5 whose families sing or tell stories to them every day 56.8 61.0
Family Meals whose families eat meals together 4 or more days per week 78.4 74.0
Mother’s Health who live with their mothers, the percent whose mothers are in excellent or very good physical and emotional health 56.7 54.6
Father’s Health who live with their fathers, the percent whose fathers are in excellent or very good physical and emotional health 62.0 60.6
Smoking in the Household who live in households where someone smokes 24.1 22.2
Resilience aged 6-17 who usually or always stay calm and in control when faced with a challenge 64.7 50.3
Adverse Childhood Experiences with 1 or more adverse childhood experiences in their lifetime 47.9 50.6
Child and Family's Neighborhood
Indicator Explanation: Percent of children National % State %
Neighborhood Amenities living in neighborhoods with a park, sidewalks, a library, and a community center 54.1 75.7
Neighborhood Conditions living in neighborhoods with poorly kept or rundown housing 16.2 23.3
Supportive Neighborhoods living in neighborhoods that are supportive 82.1 71.2
Safety of Child in Neighborhood living in neighborhoods that are usually or always safe 86.6 72.6

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